Barbourville begins search for superintendent

January 18, 2016

The search begins for the next superintendent of Barbourville City Schools.

At the January meeting, the School Board voted to approve a contract with Kentucky School Board Association to aid in the superintendent search. Don Martin, a representative of KSBA and a retired superintendent, attended the meeting to discuss what the contract entails.

The benefit of using KSBA is to ensure a non-biased hiring process. According to, KSBA, as an impartial third party, helps to protect the integrity and credibility of the search process.

“We’re basically here to guide the search committee through the reviewing process,” said Martin.

“There are several steps in the search process, KSBA has refined this process. We have done over 100 searches since we started.”

According to Martin, KSBA will accept all applications for the position, ensure the applicants meet the required demands, and narrow the selection to a small number of candidates for the search committee to review. The search committee will consist of six individuals; two teachers, one school board member, one principal, one parent and one classified employee.

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